PEDCO’s history with Applied SAFe
In the fast-paced world of software development, Agile methodologies have revolutionized the way we think about and manage projects. However, as more organizations sought to implement these principles across larger, more complex systems, the challenge of ‘Agile at Scale’ emerged as a formidable obstacle. It was within this context that PEDCO, a visionary company, recognized an opportunity to lead the industry into a new era.
In 2014, PEDCO stepped forward with a groundbreaking solution, Applied SAFe, at a time when the technology industry was grappling with the challenge of implementing Agile methodologies at scale. This innovative product bridged the gap between the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and the pressing need for scalability within highly regulated industries such as aerospace, medical, automotive, defense, and finance.
Applied SAFe wasn’t just another offering in the market; it was a paradigm shift. It enabled these sectors, bound by strict compliance and rigorous auditing standards, to not only adopt Agile practices but to do so in a manner that was both sustainable and verifiable. PEDCO provided these organizations with a robust Lean Quality Management System, incorporating the best practices of SAFe, without the overwhelming burden of developing such complex systems from the ground up.
Over the years, the narrative of PEDCO and Applied SAFe has evolved significantly. The product that began as an innovative idea in 2014 has now transcended into a globally recognized solution. Today, Applied SAFe stands as a testament to PEDCO’s vision and commitment, successfully operating across more than three continents. This enduring relevance and adoption is a clear indicator of the product’s ability to meet the evolving demands of process management, authoring, and compliance.
Applied SAFe continues to empower organizations, offering a scalable, customizable, and compliant pathway to Agile transformation. With this tool, enterprises don’t just adapt SAFe principles; they embrace a tailored approach to process improvement that is as unique as their operational needs. The tool’s success, spanning multiple continents, reaffirms its status as a vital asset for organizations aiming to maintain the delicate balance between agility and regulatory compliance.
PEDCO’s history with Applied SAFe is not only about past achievements; it is a dynamic, ongoing story of providing value, fostering Agile maturity, and enabling organizations to thrive in the face of complex process management challenges. The product’s longevity and widespread usage stand as evidence of its effectiveness and the enduring foresight of PEDCO’s original mission.